Image: Joanne Richardson & Jess Day, Never Better, 2019, pvc cardboard, molotov paint, holographic vinyl, clear plastic, Sprite cans, foam, plywood, cloth tape, bottle lids, video work, soundscape, tracing paper, thumbs up star trophy, various posters, pedestal fans, funnels, sports steering wheel, heavy duty grade silver tarpaulin, octopus straps, mirror, various stickers, bolts, plastic tubing, various small toys, plaster, bondcrete, spray paints, PVA glue, test tubes, lighting rig, extension cables, 1.7 x 3.4 x 3.4m. Photography by Rebecca Mansell

Image: Lisa Sammut, a monumental echo, 2018, wood, paint, acrylic, mirror, copper, timber laminate, velour, cardboard, aluminum, motors, clockwork, mechanisms, volcanic sand, pumice, collage, spotlights, HD video, dimension and time variable. Photography by Rebecca Mansell

Image: Neil Aldum, Spent Module, 2019, steel, lead, original newspapers, 140 x 120 x 120cm. Photography by Rebecca Mansell

Image: Left to right: Penny Walker-Keefe, Space Portrait, 2017, inkjet print, aluminium frame, 52 x 39cm. Lunar Mission, 2017, video with sound. Photography by Rebecca Mansell.

Image: Shalini Jardin, gut instinct, 2011, coloured pencil, graphite, pastel and watercolour on paper, 55 x 37 cm. Photography by Rebecca Mansell.

Image: Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas, Incident Energy (film still), 2013, 4-channel infrared video, duration 20 minutes. Courtesy and copyright the artists

Featuring local, national and international artists who embrace the science fictional imagination, Other Suns focuses on the less familiar underbellies of science fiction: the hybrid, the noisy, the forbidden, and the vernacular. Artists explore the detritus of the future, the ecologies of other spaces, and the polymorphic technologies of tomorrow.

Other Suns probes the trajectory of science fiction from its counter culture New Wave outwards, moving in all directions simultaneously. The human imagination unveiled on digital screens, in junkyard sculptures, and at all points in between. From terraformed suburbs to ancient landscapes, the pleasures of the limitless flesh to alternative manifestations of space travel. The universe and dreams, dreams and desires, the surrealism of science fiction and minds unleashed: Other Suns engages with the individual imagination as the key element in the science fiction vision.

Under other suns new worlds form.

Other Suns Artists

Curated by: Erin Coates (FAC) & Jack Sargeant (Revelation Perth International Film Festival)

Tour the Exhibition

Interview

Erin Coates was interviewed on the Inside the Gallery podcast. Listen to her conversation with presenter Tim Stackpool.

In the Press

Art Guide Review
Artlink Review
Seesaw Mag Review

Floorsheet

Read the Other Suns floorsheet online or pick one up in the galleries.

Other Suns includes a series of film screenings as a part of Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Other Suns Publication GifPublication

A limited edition publication is available to purchase for $8 from FAC reception which includes artworks, texts and a removable sticker. The book was locally printed on a risograph press.

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